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On Thursday's Access Utah: Mormons Facing Excommunication

Jefferey Dale

Two members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were recently notified that they potentially faced disciplinary councils which could result in excommunication from the church for apostasy. Kate Kelly is a human rights lawyer who founded Ordain Women, a group seeking access to the LDS church’s all-male priesthood. 

And John Dehlin is the founder of the blog and podcast, Mormon Stories. We’ll talk with John Dehlin, a doctoral candidate in psychology, who has published research into the problems faced by gay church members; and Debra Jenson, a faculty member in the USU Department of Journalism and Communication and member of Ordain Women.

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.